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Feb 19, 2018

Future Manufacturing Factory: AMRC Factory 2050

Future Manufacturing Factory: AMRC Factory 2050. Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. Collaborative Research Solving Real World Problems using Industry 4.0 Technologies

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Feb 13, 2018

Apprenticeship Levy Engineering Business Full Explanation

Apprenticeship Levy Engineering Business Full Explanation - What they are, how they work and the all you need to know to benefit your small business

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Feb 12, 2018

Theory of Constraints Engineers Guide to Removing Bottlenecks in SMEs

Theory of Constraints Engineers Guide to Removing Bottlenecks in SMEs, pioneered by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt. Theory of Constraints TOC is ideal for SME manufacturers and engineering consultants to identify and eliminate those limiting factors in production or operations

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Feb 10, 2018

Manufacturing Sites That Matter

Manufacturing Sites That Matter: Take a look at this range of hand-picked websites that come highly recommended to provide expertise vital for manufacturing success

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Feb 10, 2018

Interesting Engineers

Interesting Engineers: Making a difference in society & doing interesting stuff. Let's get more youngsters in the profession & galvanize the public!

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Jan 02, 2018

Manufacturing and Management Consulting: Quickly Solve Business Problems & Grow

Manufacturing and Management Consulting: Helping you quickly solve problems, improve performance and grow, with our expertise

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Jan 02, 2018

Human Factors: Professional Design Expertise and Strategic Business Benefits

Human Factors: Designers can add value to capital goods used in engineering applications. Improved products perform better, look better and ultimately possess competitive advantage over rivals

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Jan 02, 2018

Remanufacturing business help: Returning products to the original specification

Remanufacturing business help: Returning used products to their original specification and performance. Repair, restore and replace worn product parts.

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Jan 02, 2018

Gemba

Gemba is related to management by sight. Japanese in origin, it means ‘the real place’. In Lean Manufacturing, the Gemba refers to the place where the work actually takes place.

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Jan 02, 2018

Automation for Small Manufacturers: Step-Change Production Improvements

Automation for Small Manufacturers: Automation involves using computerized control systems for the efficient production of products or processing of materials. It typically assists Lean Manufacturing

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Dec 28, 2017

3D Printing Industry Trends: What everybody else is doing

3D Printing Industry Trends: There has been a lot reported about 3D Printing, both within industry and in the media. Let’s separate the hype from what’s useful to engineers and small manufacturers

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Nov 11, 2017

Manufacturing Reports: Manifestos and Industry Reports

Manufacturing Reports: Manifestos and Industry Reports setting out the future trends for SME Manufacturers

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Sep 10, 2017

CADCAM

CADCAM: Using CAD Models to automate CNC machining of components – ideal for complex geometry parts

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Sep 10, 2017

Future Manufacturing Initiatives: Inc. The Internet of Things & Industry 4.0

Future Manufacturing Initiatives: Keeping engineers and SME manufacturers informed of trends & future opportunities. Inc. The Internet of Things & Industry 4.0

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Sep 10, 2017

3D Scanning Reverse Engineering: For Development, Inspection & Digital Factories

3D Scanning Reverse Engineering: Bringing physical objects into the 3D digital environment. Used during product development, for quality inspection and to digitally construct the factory environment

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Sep 10, 2017

Essential Engineering Leadership and Management Skills

The best engineers are often highly effective managers and inspirational leaders. If you are ambitious and aim to advance your career, obtaining engineering leadership skills is crucial to your growth

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Sep 10, 2017

3D Printing

3D Printing technology has revolutionized the world of printing. Over the years, it has developed four-foldedly.

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Sep 10, 2017

A Must Read For StartUps

A point to point guide in organizing the process of delivering a product. If you are creative but lack experience in transforming your idea into result,

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Sep 10, 2017

Engineering and Safety Consultant

A great engineering leader uses the autocratic and the democratic style depending on the situation. He always plan before acting. He has the emotional,

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Sep 10, 2017

Project Manager

Exceptional work. Contains all knowledge essential to leading teams that excell in quality and effectiveness.

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Sep 09, 2017

Marketing for Manufacturing Businesses: The Small Manufacturers' Marketing Plan

Marketing for Manufacturing Businesses: Grow sales and increase profits by pulling together and executing a great marketing strategy, designed for small manufacturing businesses

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Jun 17, 2017

Technical Documentation and Data to Assist Manufacturing and Assembly

The Detailed Design stage can produce a range of technical documentation and data which should facilitate smooth and economical production. Consider these ideas to assist your manufacturing business

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May 04, 2017

Overall Equipment Effectiveness OEE and the 6 Big Losses

Overall Equipment Effectiveness OEE is a method of measuring key aspects of production, and then working towards improvements based on information and data.

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Apr 16, 2017

Production and Manufacturing Engineering

For small manufacturers, Production and Manufacturing Engineering considerations will involve design engineers working closely with shop floor-based technicians, engineers and suppliers.

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Apr 16, 2017

Small Manufacturer Supply Chain: What about the Supply Chain?

Small Manufacturer Supply Chain: What about the Supply Chain? Everybody seems to mention it, but how can small manufacturers fully understand and win work in the Supply Chain?

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Apr 16, 2017

State-of-the-art technologies: 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, Robotics IoT

State-of-the-art-Technologies: How you can gain competitive advantage with 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Robotics, IoT and Industry 4.0

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Apr 16, 2017

3D Printing Jigs, Fixtures, Gauges and Manufacturing Tools

3D Printing Jigs, Fixtures, Gauges and Manufacturing Tools. How Production-based SMEs can justify and use 3D Printers

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Apr 16, 2017

Apprenticeships Vocational Training: Initiatives and Organisations

Apprenticeships Vocational Training: Sources of practical help, plus details of initiatives and organisations ideal for improving skill levels and accessing vocational training programmes.

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Apr 14, 2017

Meet the Director Manufacturing

Meet the Director Manufacturing Specialist Mark Lynch, Advice Manufacturing Founder. See my experiences across industry sectors and professional credentials, which underpin our thinking and principles

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Jan 16, 2017

Engineering Analysis and Testing

Engineering Analysis and Testing: Product development may include analysing a design, by modelling it to understand its performance under different simulated conditions. Thorough testing then follows.

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Jan 15, 2017

Concept Design: Successfully Sourcing and Generating Ideas

The Concept Design stage includes generating ideas, and then screening them to identify the best ones. Following this the remaining ideas may be developed and tested before the best 1 is taken forward

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Jan 15, 2017

3D Printing Industrial Examples

3D Printing Industrial Examples: A strictly industry-based look at how this inspirational technology is being exploited for better products

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Jan 10, 2017

Necessary Bridges: Public Speaking and Storytelling for Project Managers and Engineers

Question: What are the qualities of a Great Engineering Leader? Answer: To be a great engineering (or any other field) leader, one must be a good allrounder,

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Jan 05, 2017

Advanced Manufacturing Security Industry: UK Manufacturing Technology Centre

Advanced Manufacturing Security Industry: Director's Visit and Report - Advanced Manufacturing for Defence and Security Applications, at the UK Manufacturing Technology Centre Catapult

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Jan 05, 2017

Lean Manufacturing PDCA Deming:Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) – The Deming Cycle

Lean Manufacturing PDCA Deming Cycle: Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) is a continual improvement methodology championed by one of the founding fathers of quality management, Dr. W. Edwards Deming.

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Jan 01, 2017

High-End Automotive Industry

High-End-Automotive-Industry: Extensive use of virtual design and digital manufacturing throughout the product development process

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Dec 26, 2016

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Standards

Standard Operating Procedures show the current best way of doing something. A standard operating procedure (SOP) documents this ‘best practice’ so it is clearly understood by all.

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Dec 24, 2016

Lean Manufacturing Cost Capacity: The 2 Big Considerations, Cost and Capacity

Lean Manufacturing Cost Capacity: Should I make or should I buy? It’s a common question manufacturers routinely have to grapple with. Remaining competitive often depends on the answer.

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Dec 24, 2016

Product Launch and Development Process Review

Your new Product Launch will require effort, resources and a well thought out plan. Again, depending on the nature of your product and the industry sector, product launch practices will vary.

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Dec 24, 2016

Understanding Competitors, Market Research and Mass Customisation

Be clear who your competitors are and the threat they pose. Also see how Market Research can give you clarity about customer needs. See how mass customisation can exactly match customer requirements.

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